|Atebubu To Benefit From SAdA|
|Tuesday, 03 April 2012 12:55|
The Atebubu-Amantin District is to benefit from the programs of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).
This was disclosed by the District Chief Executive, Mr Sanja Nanja at the first meeting of the Assembly for the year in Atebubu in the Brong Ahafo Region.
He said although the district was originally not a beneficiary of the SADA program, representations to relevant authorities have yielded positive results with Atebubu-Amantin having been added to the list of beneficiary districts.
Mr Nanja said further to this, the Presiding Member of the Assembly, Honorable Seidu Bawa has been made a Member of the Steering Committee of SADA.
In his sessional address, the DCE painted an encouraging picture of revenue mobilization for the first quarter of the year. “The assembly set for itself a revenue target of GH¢100,345.00 as internally generated fund IGF and as at 29th March 2012 a total amount of GH¢87,068.00 was collected, representing 86% of the first quarter target”.
On security, Mr Nanja said his administration will continue to support the security agencies to combat crime especially armed robbery.
He bemoaned the poor performance of pupils in recent Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) in the district and said the Assembly has set aside GH₡16,420.00 this year for the organization of mock examinations for final year pupils to help improve their performance.
On health, the DCE said the assembly has budgeted for the rehabilitation and extension of the old ward of the Atebubu government hospital as well as completion of the mortuary.
Mr Nanja attributed the acute water shortage facing the Atebubu Township to old and weak PVC pipes which burst anytime water is pumped and promised to have them replaced. Meanwhile as an interim measure the assembly has contracted private tanker operators to supply water to the people.
On electrification, the DCE mentioned towns like Zongo No. 1, Zongo No.2, Bolga Nkwanta, Boniafo, Dobidi Nkwanta, Fante New Town, Kitikrom, Mem,Mempeasem, Old Kokrompe, Peprabong, Sampa, Seneso, Watro, Fakwasi, Konkomba Line and Tuaboba as some communities earmarked to benefit from power from the national grid.
Earlier in a welcome address, Honorable Seidu Bawa cautioned members to conduct their activities for the year devoid of political considerations especially as we inch towards this year’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
Source: ISD (Daniel Oduro-Stewart, Atebubu-Amantin)